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Why Rollover Accidents Happen in SW Florida

May 10, 2021 | Category: Vehicle Rollovers | Share

Rollover crashes frequently occur in Southwest Florida, causing serious injuries and fatalities to drivers and passengers.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported a 60-year-old Fort Myers man tragically died following a crash on Michael G. Rippe Parkway and Briarcliff Road in Fort Myers on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. According to the FHP, the crash happened around 3 p.m. at the intersection. The deceased was traveling north and made a left on a solid green light at the intersection when another driver heading south on Michael G. Rippe Parkway collided with him causing the rollover accident. The 24-year-old southbound driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Why Rollover Accidents Happen in SW Florida"Rollover accidents are violent. The forces involved in a rollover crash can partially or fully eject the driver and/or passengers from the vehicle, even when wearing seatbelts. When a vehicle rolls over, the roof can collapse on those inside, almost always causing serious injuries such as paralysis, brain injuries, broken bones, or even death,” said Florida Vehicle Rollover Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that rollovers are dangerous incidents and have a higher fatality rate than other kinds of crashes. Rollovers account for nearly 35 percent of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes.

There are a variety of different factors that cause rollover accidents including:

  • Driver distraction
  • Road conditions
  • Faulty vehicle design
  • Weather conditions
  • Driver behavior
  • Poor vehicle maintenance

“Should you or a loved one be injured in an accident because of the negligence of another, please contact our experienced Florida vehicle rollover legal team. We study the details of the case and investigate to determine how the accident happened to get the best outcome for our clients. Our firm obtained a settlement in a wrongful death accident case for an injured husband who lost his wife in a rollover accident caused by a tire blowout. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation. We are available to assist you 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you. Your case is important to us,” said Attorney Spivey.


Florida Vehicle Rollover Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys.  He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.  For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact  Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A, in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to  Visit for more information.  You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.






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